Estepona Weather April Averages, Spain
What's the weather like in Estepona in April
While not much different to its predecessor March, April brings more sunshine and warmer high averages. The temperature stays constant at 15⁰C (60⁰F), with the lower end expected to reach 13⁰C a comfortable cool for April nights, featuring less humidity and more of the pleasant southern breeze.
The higher temperatures are known to tip on 18⁰C on average, particularly over the third and fourth week of the month. All in all, April is slowly starting to ring the bells of summer over Estepona, with comfortable warmth and more sunshine to enjoy during the day.
The days grow longer, with up to 9 hours of sunshine, and chances of bright and sunny days increase to an encouraging 34% on average. Cloudy days drop to 16% in April, giving way to more natural light and bold blue skies to frame the beautiful Mediterranean Sea outlining Costa del Sol.
Humidity drops to a comfortable 72% on average, with far from oppressive dew points and a presence barely felt in the wee hours of the morning.
Chances of rain also go down to 25% on average, and rainfall volume is reduced to 55mm, spread over the course of 10 days in April. This basically means there will be fewer and less consistent showers, and with the high averages expected for this month, chances are that most of the precipitation will more or less feel like summer rain, rather than the gloomy continental spring rain.
Chances of windy days are still high at 56%, with average speeds of 2.5m/s. Most of them will be southern and south-eastern breezes from across the splendid Mediterranean Sea, whose temperature goes up by a degree and reaches a more promising 17⁰C (62⁰F) on average. North African currents begin to slowly warm up the blue giant, while the bold marine seas and current shifts make the waters prone to high tides and excellent sailing conditions.
Estepona Hotels for April
Hotel Selwo Lodge
With even better weather ahead, now would be a good time to book yourself a suite at the wonderful Hotel Selwo Lodge, which includes Animal Park tickets. This African safari-themed resort is located in the heart of Estepona's Selwo Adventure Theme Park, and it offers traditional wood and stone cabins with air conditioning, flat screen TV and a minibar. The interiors are all modern and stylish, and most of the private bathrooms include a hydro-massage shower or bath.
You'll also be delighted to find a restaurant and a bar with a sun terrace as part of the Animal Park. It's only 7.5 miles away from the town of Estepona, and Marbella is a simple 20-min drive from the hotel. Its double and twin 3-star suites go for a friendly price of £73 per night, and also include breakfast.
Aparthotel Ona Club Bena Vista
An excellent option in April, the so-called season of flowers, is Aparthotel Ona Club Bena Vista, its apartments going for £53 per night for couples. It features a shared outdoor pool, a beautiful garden, a sun terrace and the apartments themselves come fitted with a private balcony overlooking the blossoming garden. Its five minutes away from the splendid El Saladillo beach, and its self-servicing apartments come with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, as well as a private bathroom. The seating areas have a flat screen TV and a cosy sofa. The Quinta Golf Course is just 8.7 miles away, and just a 40-min drive from the Malaga Airport.
Hotel Boutique Casa Veracruz
The splendid Hotel Boutique Casa Veracruz offers superb double rooms for £60 per night, including a sumptuous continental breakfast every morning. Just 5 minutes away from the beach, this charming resort features an Andalusian-style resort, while its rooms come fitted with air conditioning, heating and free Wi-Fi. Some of the rooms also feature a private terrace and if you're lucky enough, you might even get to enjoy the one that sports a hot tub.
Estepona Beaches in April
Playa El Padron
While the sea water is still not warm enough to enjoy a proper swim, you can dip your toes in the shallow entry of Playa El Padron, and even catch a little bit of sunshine in the soft sands of this golden stretch of coastline. This superb beach is located just east of the Rio Padron, near the superb Kempinski Resort. A large car park and two charming beach bars complement this already popular location in Costa del Sol.
You'll find the wonderful Laguna Village here, a small upmarket Balinese-style shopping centre, riddled with fashion and decoration shops. Its enchanting selection of restaurants includes the high end Terra Sana, Camuri Grill, the traditionally Spanish Carmen with its petite roof terrace, as well as the famous La Papardella and Que Arte tapas bar. Another attraction of El Padron is the Puro Beach restaurant and beach club, best known for its large swimming pool, white sun loungers and fusion music ambiance. This is one of Estepona's Blue Flag Beaches, renowned for its safety and cleanliness levels, and can be enjoyed even in the timid warmth of April.
Bars and Restaurants
Casa Del Rey
As you probably know by now, Estepona has grown to become one of Spain's most cherished gastronomical centres. Located in the pedestrian, cobblestoned streets of Estepona's old town centre, Casa Del Rey serves some truly delicious and unforgettable tapas, which you can also enjoy at one of the venue's tables enclosed in the private courtyard. Expect nothing but good things from this delightful restaurant, and do not be surprised by the huge number of options for red and white wines. Found on Calle Raphael, Casa Del Rey is open for both lunch and dinner with some very affordable prices.
For a truly extraordinary culinary experience, you can also try the fabulous and ever sumptuous Lido, which assures its guests of nothing below the absolute fine dining service. Whether you prefer eating indoors or al fresco on the lovely terrace, Lido offers magnificent views of the gardens, the sea and the Rock of Gibraltar, which further complement the delicious Mediterranean-style cuisine.
Reinaldo's is the obvious choice for the all-rounder in all of us this is a typical Spanish bar which serves tapas during the day, but whips out some fabulously smooth cocktails in the evening. The venue doesn't have an actual dancefloor, but the resident DJ's eclectic tastes in music often get everyone moving either way. And that is, by all possible standards, the best atmosphere to build your night on.
There is no entry fee either, which makes the venue easily accessible and equally fun on the weekends, and the external terrace and outside bar also make it ideal for a more casual atmosphere in the company of friends. Reinaldo's is also very well known in Estepona for its 3 different Happy Hours hosted throughout the night!
Things to do in Estepona in April
The Lew Hoad
With the weather getting just better and better, you'll find that there is so much to see and do in Estepona you might end up extending your holiday just so you can better enjoy it all in just one trip. The Lew Hoad should be your first stop for one of the world's healthiest and most calorie-consuming pastimes: tennis!
For those who cannot resist the temptation of the racket and green fuzz balls, well, the Lew Hoads is an excellent playtime option it offers 8 superb tennis courts, very good tennis courses and beautiful landscaped gardens surround the property. For a good meal and a refreshing drink, you'll also find restaurants and bars enclosed in the sports complex. Most importantly, the overall gentle temperatures make the Lew Hoads a good place to enjoy tennis throughout the entire year.
Sailing and Watersports
It's also good time to whip out the sails and go cutting across the deep blue waves of the Mediterranean Sea. There are many marinas on the Andalusian coast, of which the most local are Puerto Estepona, Puerto Duquesa and Sotogrande. From either of these beautiful spots you can hire windsurfers, jet-skis, dinghies and you can even go water-skiing and fishing if you're not wary of deeper waters. The sea temperature is slightly friendlier than in winter, and so it's a good time to put on a wetsuit and enjoy some of the many water sports available in the area. There are also larger boats which you can charter by the day from the marina office.
Alternatively, try going on a guided walk through the surrounding areas, since the weather is so mild and the sun more generous. Walk Spain offers some pretty exclusive walks in the superb Sierra de las Nieves, in the company of an experienced guide. Village tours and day walks are available and this particular touring agency is best known for its focus on the enjoyment of the abundant nature and history of the area.